Updated on March 25, 2017
How to Become an AirBnB Superhost
Becoming an AirBnB Superhost is more than just a status symbol. It also comes with some awesome benefits. Learn how to become an AirBnB Superhost!
Before we dig into what it takes to be an AirBnB Superhost, let’s examine the benefits of achieving this distinguished status.
- Profile Badge – The AirBnB Superhost badge will be prominently displayed on your listing. This is more than just a nice aesthetic. AirBnB guests can filter their search for Superhosts to find the best places to stay. This will help you get more bookings and make more money!
- Travel Coupon – If you are a Superhost for an entire year, you will receive a $100 travel credit from AirBnB. One of my trips every year is $100 cheaper with this travel credit! And I get to meet another AirBnB host! How cool is that!?
- Priority Support – This is an awesome perk! When you need help as an AirBnB host, calling the support number will get you in touch with a customer service specialist faster. With priority support, you’ll be able to get your questions answered and issues resolved even faster, saving you valuable time and headaches!
- Product Exclusives – When AirBnB has events or upcoming releases, the Superhosts get the invites! Be at the forefront of everything AirBnB by earning your Superhost status!
Pretty sweet stuff!
Ok, so now that you totally want to be an AirBnB Superhost, how do you make your dream come true?
How to Become an AirBnB Superhost
- Experience – You must have hosted a minimum of 10 completed stays in the previous one year. This is a very easy to accomplish, even if you just posted your listing. Check out my post on getting reservations as a new AirBnB host!
- Response Rate – To achieve Superhost status, you must respond to at least 90% of all inquiries within 24 hours. For me, this is very easy. I’m around my computer often, and when I’m not, I use the AirBnB app to respond. Overall, this requirement is not very hard.
- 5 Star Reviews – You will need at least 80% of your reviews to be 5 stars. This is requirement is not about your average star rating, so a poor review won’t crush you. If you have 10 reviews, and 8 are for 5-stars, then you’re all set here. Even if the other 2 reviews are 1 star. Of the four requirements, this is the hardest one in my opinion. The other 3 requirements are completely (or almost completely) within your control. You can do a lot to deliver an awesome experience for guests, but at the end of the day, you can’t write the review for them. I find that if you are honest, welcoming, and demonstrate effort to deliver a good experience, you should accomplish this!
- Commitment – Do not cancel on guests! If you cancel on a single guest, you will lose out on becoming a Superhost until the next review period. There are extenuating circumstances to this criterion, but it’s best to never cancel. Plan your person schedule and your AirBnB hosting schedule as best you can to avoid cancelling on guests!
AirBnB reviews each host every 3 months. During this 3 month “qualification period”, your AirBnB hosting performance will be reviewed. If you have met the requirements, you will become (or stay) a Superhost. If you do not meet the requirements, you will have to wait another 3 months to have another chance.
Remember, you can’t start slacking once you are a Superhost. Your status will be revoked if you don’t meet the requirements for every qualification period!
So there you have it, the benefits and requirements on how to become and AirBnB Superhost. By gaining experience, being responsive, delivering 5-star experiences, and keeping your commitments, you too can become an AirBnB Superhost and acquire all the awesome benefits that come with it!